7/25 to 8/8 Recap
7/25 TO 8/8 YURII MEDICAL SUPPORT CASE
David, VM4U Accommodations Manager, and Anya, volunteer, have been providing continuous support of an elderly couple which arrived in Vienna on 4/13 on the Ternopil Rescue Project bus. The gentleman, Yurii, has cancer and received continuing cancer treatment here in Vienna. Yurii’s prognosis was good. However, while accompanying Yurii during a routine doctor’s visit, the duty fell to David to translate a terminal prognosis to the elder gentleman. David and Anya continue to support this couple. The lady also receives support through the Domivka organization.
7/25 TO 8/8 DIMA RESCUE PROJECT
As of 7/30, Dima is out of the hospital, however, he has serious complications and will require several outpatient surgical procedures in the coming month. Oleg, VM4U Project Manager, and the VM4U Refugee Support Team, including David, Svetlana, Elli, Adam, Dr. Halyna, and others will be accompanying Dima during these outpatient surgical procedures to transport, translation, advocate, and support. Dima and his family will be moving to a long-term accommodation, provided by Maximilian soon.
7/25 VAN MISSIONS
One cargo van team, Adam, picked up one of Oleg’s insulin shipments from DHL/Tadinger ZollSpedition outside Vienna and transported the insulin to the staging area at LH138 for continuation to hospitals in Ukraine. The release of the insulin from customs was negotiated by Renaud with support from Oleg and Michael. The insulin is donated by the Insulin for Life organization to St. Barbara’s Church. The van was generously provided by the First Aid First Hand organization. Fuel costs were covered by VM4U donations.
7/26 TO 7/29 VAN MISSIONS
Two van teams departed Vienna for Ukraine. One cargo van team, Oleg, transported medical supplies and medical equipment to Kyiv. One passenger van team, Michael and Adam, transported medical supplies for YOUkraine and insulin for Oleg to Lviv.
Prior to departure, Lauren, UAid Direct, informed VM4U of an urgent need for COVID-19 rapid tests at the Przemysl Refugee Center in Poland. The COVID-19 rapid tests were donated by Bob and delivered by the Lviv team to medics at the Przemysl Refugee Center.
At the Medyka, polish border crossing, the Lviv team completed a T1 customs procedure related to the insulin. On 7/26, the insulin and medical supplies were delivered to a relay point in Lviv for continuation onward to hospitals in Ukraine.
Related to the Kogl Orphanage Supply Project, Svetlana, VM4U Case Officer, organized Ukr/Rus language books which were picked up in Lviv on 7/27 and transported to Vienna. The Lviv and Kyiv teams arrived in Vienna on 7/27 and 7/29, respectively. The mission was coordinated by Julia, VM4U Director of Operations. The two vehicles were generously provided by the First Aid First Hand organization and Michael. Fuel costs and tolls were covered by VM4U donations.
7/27, 8/3 PARTICIPATION IN EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOPS AT DOMIVKA
Gebhard, VM4U Employment Program Manager, continues to support the Domivka organization by participating in an employment workshop, offered weekly to refugees on Wednesdays at Domivka’s facility in the 2nd district. A session with one person lasts approximately 1 hour and involves help with CV, applications, and advisement. One refugee was successful in obtaining employment and marks the first success.
7/31 VAN MISSIONS – ACCOMODATIONS SUPPORT CASE
A cargo van team, David and Adam, picked up 2 couches, a large chest of drawers, and lights from 2 locations, donated by Anthony and a second donor, and delivered them to an apartment being set up for multiple refugee families by Yuliya in Baden. The van was generously provided by the First Aid First Hand organization. Fuel costs were covered by VM4U donations.
8/1 VAN MISSIONS – ACCOMODATIONS SUPPORT CASE
Two cargo van teams, Adam, Oleksandr, and Max, picked up furniture (couch, outdoor furniture set, 4 beds, wardrobe, dresser, and 2 end-tables) donated by Anthony and Inga, as well as medicine donated by a friend of Eileen. In both cases, the furniture needed to be picked up on this day and no later. The wardrobe and dresser were delivered to one refugee family in Vienna. The couch and 2 end tables were delivered to an unnamed organization working with special needs refugee children in Vienna. The remaining furniture was staged at LH138 for later delivery. The donated medicine was delivered to YOUkraine and will be sorted by their doctors and delivered to Ukrainian hospitals. The vans were generously provided by Max and the First Aid First Hand organization. Fuel costs were covered by VM4U donations and Max.
8/2 VAN MISSIONS – ACCOMODATIONS SUPPORT CASE
A cargo van team, Adam, delivered the desk donated by Inga on 8/1 and stored at LH138 to a second staging area provided by Sarah, The Feel Good Store, and will be transferred to a refugee family identified by Sarah in the immediate future. The van was generously provided by the First Aid First Hand organization. Fuel costs were covered by VM4U donations.
8/3 to 8/4 VAN MISSIONS
A cargo van team, Adam, transported medical supplies for the YOUkraine organization youkraine.at and insulin for Oleg to Lviv. While in Lviv, the team picked up medicine and donated books, organized by Svetlana, VM4U Case Officer, for the Kogl Orphanage in Austria; procured medicine for two refugees in Vienna; and transported two refugees to Austria. Both refugees are known to VM4U and are returning to Austria from Ukraine following brief visits back to Ukraine. The mission was coordinated by Julia, VM4U Director of Operations. The van was generously provided by the First Aid First Hand organization. Fuel costs and tolls were covered by VM4U donations. Transportation to and from Ukraine of able-bodied persons is not covered by VM4U donations, however, open seats in the weekly van are offered freely to anyone who might benefit.
8/5 KOGL ORPHANAGE SUPPLY PROJECT
Svetlana, VM4U Case Officer, organized Ukrainian/Russian language books for the Kogl Orphanage. The books were raised in Lviv, transported by a VM4U van team from Lviv to Vienna, and shipped from Vienna to the Kogl Orphanage.
8/6 VAN MISSIONS – ACCOMODATIONS SUPPORT CASE
A cargo van team, David and Adam, delivered the outdoor furniture set donated by Anthony on 8/1 and stored at LH138 to a second staging area provided by Alina, which will be transferred to an identified refugee family in the immediate future. The 4 beds donated by Anthony and Inga on 8/1 and stored at LH138 were delivered to apartments being set up for multiple refugee families by Yuliya in Baden. The van was generously provided by the First Aid First Hand organization. Fuel costs were covered by VM4U donations.
Learn more about our partner organisations:
First Aid First Hand: http://firstaid-firsthand.de
UAid Direct: http://uaiddirect.org
The Feel Good Store: http://thefeelgoodstore.at